“Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10)
It is a time of rejoicing when a soul comes to salvation through repentance and faith in Christ. In four days of sharing I was able to witness four. When a person comes to a knowledge of the gospel, an understanding of their need for a savior and desire to trust in Jesus are in God’s timing. We are called to sow the seeds faithfully whether we see the results or not, but it’s always rewarding when we do!
I just got done reading that we should notice that there is a direct correlation between the number of people we ask to receive Christ into their lives and the number that actually do so. I have seen this to be true. (Sam and I praying for a guy on the brickyard that we met sharing the gospel.)
Starting this past Friday, I saw two young men pray to receive Christ. One of them was Sam that I met in the morning sharing the gospel with Connor. (Connor is one of the guys I’m training pictured in the blue and white shirt on the a New Season with New Faces post.) Sam is a freshman that had Roman Catholic and Jewish background, but had never heard the gospel explained as a free gift of God that we could never earn. Andrew was that same day late in the afternoon. He had been attending a Lutheran church, but much like Sam was trusting in his performance for earning salvation. On Monday I was able to help lead Brian to repentance while sharing the gospel with Jackson a longtime brother in the church. On Wednesday Sarah and I met Jared, who was Roman Catholic and decided after having the gospel explained to him that he wanted to rest in God’s grace through Jesus’ saving him and not in how well he could do.
Pray for Sam, Andrew, Brian and Jared to be faithful to grow in their relationships with God!